Presenting ROMXc+

Packaging

This was an interesting one from the perspective of figuring out how to tap into the ROMEN signal on pin 20 of the MMU. Our solution was the flex cable, which seems to work very well (let's see what the Beta testers think when they tackle the installation).

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Here is a snippe...

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A fresh batch of ROMXc+ straight out of the oven, sitting in the stencil printer to cool. The stencil printer is a relatively recent aquisition and uses frameless stencils (which are much cheaper to ship!). It works well and we're getting some really good solder paste prints. In that panel just on...

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Well into February already - crikey. Time flies! We received the flex cables - shown below with a 16 pin DIP package for scale :

Flex

Quite small! The flex is 0.15mm thickness and is hard gold plated. Since an IC pin is roughly 0.25mm(ish) in thickness, the socket stretch is very minimal with both th...

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Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a good break over Christmas.

The panels and solder paste stencils arrived today for ROMXc+ (for the Apple IIc+). We're just waiting for the little flex cables to turn up, then we'll assemble a batch and test.

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We've also been doing some work on the...

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Wow - almost at the end of another year. Well we finally got ROMXe out this year, and have a few things in the pipeline including ROMXc+ for the Apple IIc+. The main PCB is shown below - this is pretty much final now :

PCB

There is an MMU-Link flex PCB that connects to pin 20 of the MMU :

MMU-Link

The id...

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